16 May 2022 to 3 June 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Evolutionary dynamics in wild bacterial communities

18 May 2022, 13:25


Tim Barraclough (University of Oxford )


Bacteria have the potential for rapid evolution thanks to short generation times, large population sizes, and mechanisms for generating genetic variation. But in the wild they live in open communities made up of hundreds of species and exposed to a constant rain of potential new colonists. This talk discusses the potential consequences of natural diversity for bacterial evolution and outlines experimental approaches for tracking evolution in the wild.

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